Building an Array of Houses

Building an Array of Houses Developed by Emily Shea, Playful Practicum 2022 In this lesson, the classroom will create a neighborhood of houses. In order to visualize math concepts, students will practice using arrays and their corresponding repeated addition equations...

Backyard Birding

Backyard Birding Developed by Tara Mollo, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: PreK-Kindergarten, Science, Mathematics, STEM, Language, Creativity & Making, Design Thinking) Downloadable PDF Birdwatching is a great way to study nature. Children love to observe and...

Water Works!

Water Works!   Developed by Karen Mangone , PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: PreK – K, Language & Literacy, Science, Exploration and Design Thinking, Mathematics, Social & Emotional Learning) Downloadable PDF Students will experiment with water and...

Inventory The Classroom!

Inventory The Classroom! Developed by Lauren Angel, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: K-2, Physical Movement, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Creativity & Making, Design Thinking) Downloadable PDF Efficiency in counting can be a tricky skill...

Let’s Study Seeds

Let’s Study Seeds Developed by Tara Mollo, PCM Play Intensive 2021(FOCUS: Pre K, Kindergarten, Science, Mathematics, Language, Creativity & Making, Design Thinking) Downloadable PDF With this activity students will talk about and compare the size of the...

A-Maze-ing Challenges

A-Maze-ing Challenges (FOCUS: Grades 1 and 2, STEM, Math, Executive Function, Next Generation Science Standards)Download a Printable PDF Lesson Here Introduction: PCM’s exhibit “Mystery Mazes” is the inspiration for this lesson. “Mystery Mazes” challenges visitors to...
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